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The Mission of SAFSS is "to assist, educate and empower newcomers, women, seniors, youth, children and families in their integration process to improve their health and quality of life, realize their fullest potential and become contributing members of the Canadian society".
Settlement Assistance and Family Support Services (SAFSS), formerly South Asian Family Support Services, is a non-profit, charitable,multi-service organization providing services to the community in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) with a particular emphasis on un-served and under-served areas of Scarborough.
SAFSS opened its doors in 1989 and was incorporated in March 1990 to serve primarily the victims of domestic abuse. Over the years, this program expanded into one of SAFSS’ core programs, encompassing Violence Against Women and Children and Support Group Counseling for Victims of Abuse and Isolated Afghani Senior Women.
SAFSS’ other core programs include Language/Skills Development, Information and Orientation Services, Newcomer Settlement Program, Supportive Counselling for Victims of Abuse, Supportive Counselling for Isolated Afghani Senior Women, Investing In Neighbourhood Initiatives, Volunteer Development Program, Program for the Seniors, English Conversation Classes and Free Computer Training.
- To assist, educate and empower newcomers to Canada in their settlement and integration into Canadian society and culture through settlement related services, language education, job skills training and other support services
- To prevent women, child, youth, senior abuse, violence and other crimes in the society through education, counselling, intervention and support services
- To advocate, increase awareness and empower the community on issues relating to women, child, youth, senior abuse, violenceand other crimes through various programs and services,educational workshops, seminars and studies and researches.
- To promote and develop active participation of the community through peer support groups, volunteer development program and other services with a particular focus on disadvantaged and marginalized groups.
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